Communicating effectively to build connection

Communicating effectively to build connection

Communicating effectively in relationships is so essential. Yet, most of us know only toxic ways of communicating - blaming, passing judgments and making demands - that only leads to greater conflict and disconnection.

Last weekend, I attended a workshop on non-violent communication (NVC), and was so touched by what I learned that I wanted to synthesize and share my learning.

Part 1: Shifting my mindset away from weight loss

I’ve been in deep conflict with my previous approach of focusing on weight loss and emphasis the use of mindfulness to do so.

I don’t want to be mindful because it will help maintain my weight. I don’t want to be driven by fear. I want to be mindful because I want to listen to my body and give it the care it deserves. I want to be mindful because it makes me feel good and it allows me to thrive.